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Not Every No is a Hard No | Not Knowing the Difference Costs You Sales Orders

Not Every No is a Hard No | Not Knowing the Difference Costs You Sales Orders

Sales rejection is a killer. And I know. But what dawned on my last week is that lots of sales people suffer from it and that many more of them are carriers. In fact, some sales teams are just a steaming hot bed of sales rejection germs… Sales Rejection | Are You Infected or a…

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3 B2B Sales Questions No-One Uses Any More

3 B2B Sales Questions No-One Uses Any More

3 B2B Sales Questions No-One Uses Any More So, you’re a progressive sales person, you understand the concept of asking great B2B sales questions and then listening. And, it works, you’re doing ok. Great. But, do you ever wonder why some sales questions are more powerful than others? How some sales questions push the sales…

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How High Performing Sales Teams Close More Sales

How High Performing Sales Teams Close More Sales

High Performance Sales Closes are like Unicorns. They exist, but no-one has ever seen it. Yeah, you know it. And the truth is – really successful sales people ask for the business, of course they do, but they never, ever hard close, because they just don’t need to. High Performance Sales Pro’s  Have a totally…

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Cold Calling Techniques – So Your Buyers Love You

Cold Calling Techniques – So Your Buyers Love You

Cold Calling Techniques? Really, but I get most of my business from inbound leads, so then why do I need to do cold calling? And that’s a fair question. But at some point you’ll need to move that nurtured lead out of the social media play ground, so you can move it on to your…

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Are You a Sales Closer or a Sales Loser?

Are You a Sales Closer or a Sales Loser?

Great sales closing questions are often the final piece of the jigsaw. The questions that many sales guys forget to ask (read: wimp out of asking!) Great Sales Closing Questions means you increase the chances of getting an order – RESULT! And that’s a shame because when you do ask great closing questions it means,…

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Setting Appointments with Senior Decision Makers

Setting Appointments with Senior Decision Makers

Setting Appointments with Senior Decision Makers is tough. Tougher than it used to be. Setting Appointments with Senior Decision Makers 20 years ago, on average, I’d speak to 30 decision makers a day. Get 5 appointments. Close 3 and pipeline 2 for next month. Life was good. This kind of predictability worked. Not so much…

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Why an Accurate Sales Forecast is the Key to Monthly Sales Success and Predictable Sales Growth

Why an Accurate Sales Forecast is the Key to Monthly Sales Success and Predictable Sales Growth

Any accurate sales forecast is a guaranteed gift towards your bank balance, your sanity, and your stress levels! A truly accurate sales monthly forecast means you know where you’re going, and how you’ll get there. Easy sailing… So why do so many sales people and business owners fail to use the monthly sale forecast to…

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Why Sales BANT is Not Enough

Why Sales BANT is Not Enough

What is Sales BANT? BANT is covered in almost every article on how to close good quality sales, appointments, demonstrations, meetings. For those that haven’t come across it before here’s the basic premise – the person you’re engaging in the sales process needs to be qualified against the following profile Budget – are they the…

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High Quality Sales Appointments | Fill Your Sales Diary with High Quality, Qualified Prospects

High Quality Sales Appointments | Fill Your Sales Diary with High Quality, Qualified Prospects

Sales Appointment Setting  Sales appointment setting is where the magic starts – lots of high quality  and well qualified sales appointments means there is a steady stream of sales opportunities to convert into orders and invoices. A full diary means plenty of opportunities, and is a key leading factor in predicting sales success. A half…

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Building Highly Qualified Sales Funnels

Building Highly Qualified Sales Funnels

Building Highly Qualified Sales Funnels… Building highly qualified sales funnels is the single most important task in building any growth model, scaling your sales team, and therefor, building your business. Anything else is just risky, costly, as well as unpredictable. Is that what you want? So… How Would You Describe the Health of your Sales Funnel? Spot on…it’s…

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